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    Hoping someone can answer this for me...

    We own our house which is 1/2 of what used to be one big house, the other side is tenanted. We need to talk with the owners of the house next door but want to do it directly, not through their property manager at the R/E as it's quite an involved thing we need to discuss. If we contact this R/E and ask for the owners to contact us directly are they likely do it (I assume due to privacy they won't pass on the owners phone number etc). If we send a confidential letter to the owners via the real estate are they obliged to pass it on without looking at the contents?

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    Why don't you just knock on the door or put a note in their letterbox?

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    No the house is tenanted - we need to talk to the home owner not the tenants. We do not know where the owners live or have contact details for them.
    We talk to the tenants all the time!

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    They might but generally that's why you hire an agent to look after that stuff for you. In the past I have always had the agent be the first point of contact for our investment properties then if needed I'll get involved.

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    Just tell the REA briefly what it's about and ask to have the owners contact you. Good starting point, at least.

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    Yeah it involves quite a bit of money so that's why we are a bit cagey about it...

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    The real estate agent is primarily the third party that communicates with the owner and their tenants and I don't think they necessarily need to be involved when two owners wish to speak. I'd contact the RE and give them your mobile number as ask them to pass this on to the owners and get them to call you.

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    That's my feeling too bel2466 but am just unsure how this plays out in the real world

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    It's not a maintenance thing, its an offer by a third party

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    Legally we can't give anyone landlords details but can pass on yours to the landlord , any letter addressed to the landlord care of the rental property will be opened by the agent as landlords grant us permission to open any document in relation to the tenanted property - depending on the landlord they may request the agent to handle all dealings with the home or they may choose to call you , normally they won't get involved and get us to handle it - especially if it's in relation to neighbours and involves money or repairs - what exactly did you need to ask them?


 

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